Some King County neighborhoods nearly 99% fully vaccinated

Some King County neighborhoods nearly 99% fully vaccinated

October 27, 2021 | With nearly 3.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine distributed in Washington’s most populous county, new data confirms that King County is the unofficial vaccination capital of the Pacific Northwest. One of the tools Public Health – Seattle & King County uses in tracking data is a map that shows how each zip code is doing in its quest to be fully vaccinated. The most recent data shows while some zip codes are almost completely vaccinated, others are still lagging behind.

Lifting the coronavirus fog so we can begin to see the future

Lifting the coronavirus fog so we can begin to see the future

November 10, 2021 | The coronavirus pandemic has changed our day-to-day lives, changed the way the medical community created vaccines and treatments, and will likely have an ongoing effect on many areas of life worldwide for some time to come. Knowing which of these changes require our full attention, and which might be OK to allow to fade into the background, can be difficult. Professor and virologist Dr. Larry Corey, past president director at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Dr. Donna Hansel, professor and chair of pathology and laboratory medicine at Oregon Health & Sciences University, in Portland, share their insights on what we’ve learned about COVID-19 so far and get their predictions for the near future.

Big Bird reveals he has been vaccinated against COVID-19

Big Bird reveals he has been vaccinated against COVID-19

To help excite and encourage children about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Sesame Street‘s Big Bird announced that he just got the shot and is feeling great about it. “I got the COVID-19 vaccine today!,” Big Bird tweeted over the weekend, breaking a months-long hiatus on the social media site. “My wing is feeling a little sore, but it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy.”

Oregon doctors answer parents’ questions about COVID-19 vaccine risks

Oregon doctors answer parents’ questions about COVID-19 vaccine risks

November 9, 2021 | In Oregon, more than 5,000 children between 5 and 11 years old have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. It’s only been a few days since kids in that age group became eligible for the vaccine, but proactive families rushed to get their kids appointments, including Veronica Capiak. “My two youngest daughters, we got them in on Sunday for vaccinations,” Capiak said.